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Meaning & Definition of Punt in English

English

Punt

/pənt/

noun

1. Formerly the basic unit of money in ireland

  • Equal to 100 pence
    synonym:
  • Irish pound
  • ,
  • Irish punt
  • ,
  • punt
  • ,
  • pound

2. An open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

    synonym:
  • punt

3. (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground

  • "The punt traveled 50 yards"
  • "Punting is an important part of the game"
    synonym:
  • punt
  • ,
  • punting

verb

1. Kick the ball

    synonym:
  • punt

2. Propel with a pole

  • "Pole barges on the river"
  • "We went punting in cambridge"
    synonym:
  • punt
  • ,
  • pole

3. Place a bet on

  • "Which horse are you backing?"
  • "I'm betting on the new horse"
    synonym:
  • bet on
  • ,
  • back
  • ,
  • gage
  • ,
  • stake
  • ,
  • game
  • ,
  • punt